Much of this increase year on year was attributed to the new models in the range. The Qashqai compact cross-over, which was launched in March 2007, resulted in 14,556 incremental sales in January. The new Tiida hatchback model sold 4,317 units in January in Eastern Europe, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Spain and Portugal will see the launch of Tiida next month.
Russia continues to perform strongly and almost doubled its volume year on year to 8,903 units in January up 95% versus last year.